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I assume you mean the CPS? Have they said why it is taking so long please?Alex
Ok - technically there is no time limit which they can make a decision, its really a matter for the CPS.
What you could do, as a public body is seek a Judicial Review as to the reasonableness of keep putting it back.
However the risk of that of course is that they just charge you - you really dont want that.
Therefore you need to think long and hard about that. But the process is that you would issue proceedings in the High Court and ask a Judge whether their refusal to make a decision is legal and reasonable.
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Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
I really dont know - it sounds straight forward. But the CPS are so short staffed because of Government cuts. But this is good news for you, as its more likely they would drop it if short staffed.Does that clarify? Alex
Ok - then if that is the case they may not have a realistic prospect of bringing a conviction.
That would mean it fails the test and they would take no further action
Does that clarify? Alex
Is there anything else I can help you with today please? Alex
I would hope so, given this is a third time. Your Solicitor could argue as its the third time it is an abuse of process.
Sure. You have an argument for an abuse of process.
There would be some mileage in that and your Solicitor should advise you of that.
Can I clarify anything else for you today please?Alex
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